91 x 61 cm | 33 x 22 in
Limited edition colour photograph on photographic paper. Total edition of 10.
"Ava wishes for summer to arrive and you might too. Imagine a spring morning, just warm enough for a dip, longing for the warmth of summer. A breeze makes it too cold and the sun peeking through the clouds makes it tolerable again. Just hang on for a short while, summer is coming, and we can do what we want without a care in the world. In this fine art nude photography image, summer is always just a few days away.
If you love summer so much that you’re able to synthesize a little bit of warmth year-round, you have something in common with Ava’s wish. She loves the feeling so much that she can go there in her head. Making your wish come true may be closer than you think."
An unapologetic celebration of the female form, the art of A K Nicholas invites the viewer to explore a dreamlike world. Photography is simply a starting point on this journey to an unknown destination. The themes reference, both in homage and critique: hedonism, patriarchy, commercialism, tradition, and strength. This chosen perspective of beauty is neither overwrought with eroticism nor obligated to modesty. To explore a genre, we must change it by contributing something new; competence, ideas, and passion alone are not enough. Always at ease with visual expression, as a second generation artist, childhood included exposure to galleries and museums in dozens of countries. Although formally trained in painting and drawing, he chose photography as best suited to convey his ideas.